RS cases - cheapest?


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by Roalush » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:02 pm
Someone told me that RS sales cases for 6.5$. Are they the cheapest you can find?
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by troombatzia » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:57 pm
I think that this below is the cheapest (if don't do it by yourself, of course):

(video)
http://www.ip-adelt.de/index.php?id=142

(shop)
http://www.ip-adelt.de/shop/raspberry-pi-gehause.html

but you have to pay for shipping. So it costs like the the RS one, but
the RS is better.
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by JMCFab » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:06 pm
Got a unit coming in from Built-To-Spec.com

Looks like the best case available, will leave a review once she's here in a couple days
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by jhereg » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:12 pm
JMCFab wrote:Got a unit coming in from Built-To-Spec.com

Looks like the best case available, will leave a review once she's here in a couple days



I've got one of the Adafruit cases on my 1st Pi. Have one of the 3d printed cases coming for my 2nd. Wish I'd seen the built-to-spec case before I ordered the printed case. It looks nice.
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by Montala » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:14 pm
Any chance of a link to, or a picture of, the RS ones please?

(I assume they are also available in the UK?)

Edit:For a fairly cheap alternative option ' modmypi.com' do some for £7.99...if you like the 'enclosed' style) in white or black.

They use injection moulded ABS plastic, and are designed and manufactured in the United Kingdom.
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by brainsys » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:40 am
http://raspberrypi.rsdelivers.com/default.aspx?cl=1

£4.79 which undercuts ModMyPi @ £7.99. Anybody had experience of both and would like to make a recommendation?
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by troombatzia » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:51 am
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by piglet » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:49 am
RS are taking the piss with their delivery charge. It's more than the case.


A clear moulded plastic case to house the Type B Raspberry Pi. Goods total £3.99
Tax £0.80
Standard Delivery (Despatch expected within 11 week(s)) £4.95
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by PaulCheffus » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:01 am
brainsys wrote:http://raspberrypi.rsdelivers.com/default.aspx?cl=1

£4.79 which undercuts ModMyPi @ £7.99. Anybody had experience of both and would like to make a recommendation?


Hi

I can't comment on the RS case as I have never seen one but I am very happy with my Modmypi case.

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by recantha » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:03 am
The RS case is very nice, though a bit dull...
I'll post pics later of my case, which is basically a small sandwich box with holes cut out.
However, if you want a REALLY cheap option, have a search around for paper/card cases that you can print yourself.
The Adelt case is _very_ good, though the HDMI slot is in slightly the wrong place (they know) so you might want to wait for the next version. I beta-tested the Adelt one. Doesn't require glue, very sturdy plastic (took a lot of abuse as I assembled and re-assembled a lot) and fits the Pi snugly. It's made of the kind of plastic used on overhead projectors, so it's not a 'solid' plastic case, but if you want something to just make it a little more stable, it will suit your purposes well.
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by brainsys » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:04 am
Is that also the incremental P&P cost when shipping with an RPi?

One has to weigh up the total package required and see who delivers fastest or cheapest depending on your disposition. But to return to my question - has anybody been able to compare the RS case with the ModMyPi version (which is about the same price if you include the add-on P&P).
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by RaTTuS » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:06 am
the box the RPi comes in is the cheapest case
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by recantha » Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:48 am
RaTTus has a point, there. Leave it in the box, cut holes.
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by Roalush » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:50 am
piglet wrote:RS are taking the piss with their delivery charge. It's more than the case.


A clear moulded plastic case to house the Type B Raspberry Pi. Goods total £3.99
Tax £0.80
Standard Delivery (Despatch expected within 11 week(s)) £4.95

Shipping is free if you order the Pi with it, so it makes it the cheapest.
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by piglet » Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:21 pm
Roalush wrote:Shipping is free if you order the Pi with it, so it makes it the cheapest.


Not for the 100's of 1000's of current pi owners...
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by andyhorn » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:29 pm
Ahh, but if you order another Pi (you can't have too much Pi :lol: ) and 2 cases then all you will pay is £4.95 shipping for the lot, then you can have your Pi and eat it :!:

I do agree that RS's shipping is a little steep for 1 case.

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by MaDoGK » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:37 am
The cheapest case i found is this one. :P

http://raspi.co.uk/?p=174
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by sduskin » Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:43 pm
I have to recommend the Built-to-Spec case. Had it 3 days after I placed the order online. Very well made. Very reasonably priced. Looks much more classy and professional than any other R-Pi case I have seen (DIY and commercial, both!).
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by jhereg » Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:37 pm
I just got my builttospec case today. It's a very nice looking case and the light pipes are a good touch. Way better than the junk 3D printed case I tried.
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by projexe » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:18 pm
The builttospec case looks way too fat. I need something as slim as possible as I want to fit it behind a wall mounted telly. Any ideas? Appreciated, thanks
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by Mike Lake » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:41 am
projexe wrote:The builttospec case looks way too fat. I need something as slim as possible as I want to fit it behind a wall mounted telly. Any ideas? Appreciated, thanks


projexe

If you haven't got a solution already you can have a VESA mount as the base for a PiHouse. I have just measured the one I am using - total height, with board mounted, screws and feet: 38mm.

http://www.thepishop.org/pihouse.htm
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by thexman » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:19 pm
the yoctopuce case is 26mm high with threaded posts and 36mm with bolts and spacers :((

i can supply a couple of cases with 26mm height. and can look at modifying the base for Vesa mounting just ask.
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by rahul_lav » Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:07 pm
try out this one option I made for 1.5 dollars
http://raspberrypi4all.blogspot.in/
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by r_meredith151 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 7:28 pm
Just got my case from RS, http://raspberrypi.rsdelivers.com/produ ... seblk.aspx really good fit, even has a QR code for a vid on how to put it together :-)
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by Salamander » Thu Sep 20, 2012 12:07 pm
r_meredith151 wrote:Just got my case from RS, http://raspberrypi.rsdelivers.com/produ ... seblk.aspx really good fit, even has a QR code for a vid on how to put it together :-)

Lucky you!! I ordered mine from RS Spain two months ago and still waiting. I've called them, but they say it's delayed on the manufacturer side and that they have no clue about the foreseen delivery date. :(
BTW, I just found the video about the RS case you mention: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRbfQCxEWYs&feature=plcp
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